Drama King! Professor Wears Combat Gear to Class in Protest of Campus Carry

Can you say drama king? Oops. Maybe I should still say “drama queen” because I wouldn’t want to “assume” anyone’s gender. That might make the snowflakes cry even more.

A Texas professor has gone viral after he wore protective combat gear to class in protest of the campus carry law, which allow college students to protect themselves on campus…..which just so happens to be where terrorists often target due to many colleges being “gun free” zones.

Fox News reports:

San Antonio College geography instructor Charles K. Smith went to his class last week sporting a camouflaged bulletproof vest and helmet. He said he wore it because he doesn’t feel safe.

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“It definitely makes me feel uneasy that there are more firearms on campus than there should be,” Smith told mySA.com. “[Dressing this way] was just a statement on how I felt.”

Campus Carry, which was signed into state law in 2015 and officially implemented into Texas community colleges on Aug. 1, allows individuals with a conceal license to carry a handgun on college premises. The law went into effect at 4-year institutions in 2016.

A photo of Smith wearing the combat gear was shared on Facebook, which generated a flurry of comments in favor of and against the professor.

Smith said, “I realize students were carrying guns on campus illegally, but now it’s legal to do so. It increases the chances of something happening.” Right because now that law-abiding citizens can legally do it, they will shoot up the school. Nevermind the crazies who don’t obey the law and bring guns to school to kill people.

“Used to, when they got mad at me, they had to go home to get the gun and had time to cool off. Now they will have it with them,” he said.

Smith said he’s concerned about an argument breaking out and one of the participants having a gun.

“My assumption is that you will have more people carrying guns – that will lead to problems. It always has,” he said. “There is nothing on this planet worth a human life.”

James “Hot Mustard” Velten, who posted the photo on Facebook, told Fox News on Tuesday that response on campus has been mostly positive.

“Many professors admire his statement about campus carry,” he said. “Many professors don’t feel safe because of the law.”

Here’s an idea. Why don’t those professors who are crying about feeling unsafe take a shooting class, buy a gun, and protect themselves as well?? Oh, I guess that would make too much sense.

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